Friday, January 2, 2009

Another wake up call for students: make sure you check that resume!

The Legal Profession Blog reports today on a California Bar decision in which an attorney was suspended for one year (although stayed; actual suspension was 60-days), placed on two years of probation and was ordered to take the MPRE within one year, for submitting an outdated resume to a prospective employer. The lawyer left the law firm where he worked when it downsized. However, his new resume was not ready when he heard about a job opening, so he submitted an old version, without revising the dates of his previous employment. The resume gave the impression that he was still employed.